Loving God we love each other, and that makes life worth living.

Brothers, let us love one another

[Original in French]

A serious study of Christian Science has completely changed my habitual way of looking at the world and myself. Numerous disappointments, accumulated throughout my human experience, had taken away my love of life and my desire to share with others and love unconditionally. Searching everywhere for the true meaning of life, I plunged deeper and deeper into a painfully confused state, which quickly became intolerable. Nothing here on earth thrilled me anymore. There was only one way out for me: to find my God again.

Even though I had heard that one of my close friends was studying a religion that healed people of all their troubles, I remained unbelieving and distant. I had become a freethinker, and it was a matter of personal pride for me to rely solely on my own understanding of the deep things of life to solve my problems. I would take care of myself all alone!

Occasionally I would hear of a marvelous healing that had happened to someone I knew. I was moved, and deep within I silently believed. I had always loved and searched for God, but I had lost Him along the way. I wanted tangible evidence of His love for me and for others. I wanted to feel my heart burn with love for Him, as it had done when I was a child.

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No "shadow of turning"
November 30, 1981

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